Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...